• 32 Pages
  • 10.75" x 8.5"
  • 9780807566626
  • September 2018

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  • 9780807566619
  • May 2015

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  • Charming, multicultural round-faced characters and lots of detail encourage readers to go back through the book scouring pages for the 16 things the kids guessed they might see…Between its autumn and field-trip themes and the fact that not many books start countdowns from 20, this may find its way to many library shelves.

    - Kirkus Reviews

  • Children and teachers alike will enjoy the interactive nature of this story. A cross-curricular choice, it conveys simple information on the growth cycle of pumpkins, a bit about bees, and age-appropriate word problems, making it a great choice for math class or a read-aloud.

    - School Library Journal

  • It’s a lively portrait of pumpkin-picking season, whose educational value is boosted by assorted facts about pumpkins that appear on the endpapers.

    - Publishers Weekly

Awards & Accolades

  • Best Children's Books of the Year 2013, Bank Street College
  • American Association of University Women Award for Juvenile Literature, 2013 Nominee


Jan Smith

Common Core

RL.K-3.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,10 RF.K.2a M.K.CC.5 M.1.OA.1


  • Accelerated Reader Points: 0.50
  • ATOS Level: 2.20